Man Alive!

In Autumn 1969 a BBC film crew visited Withernsea High School to record a feature on comprehensive education for 'Man Alive' - a weekly documentary and current affairs series which ran on BBC2 between 1965 and 1981.

The feature cemented Withernsea High School's status as a pioneer in comprehensive education and provided the perfect platform to showcase the school to a national audience.

45 years after its original broadcast on 21st January 1970, the BBC have uncovered the programme in their archives.

Today (7th May), Look North visited the school to show the footage to a group of our current students. The students were captivated as they watched the historic film and were invited to share their thoughts on camera afterwards. Headteacher Richard Williman was also interviewed and provided updates on the progress of our new build and 60th anniversary celebrations. The feature was broadcast the same night on Look North

Media Coordinator Tim Nuttall was also interviewed about the same points live on BBC Radio Humberside the same evening.


BBC Radio Humberside - Live interview -

The interview appears 2 hours 23 minutes in to the programme and runs for approximately 4 minutes. (Available for 30 days from 7th May)